Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Sconce / Stamp Molding Sheet Glass

I originally wanted to create a mask, then a series of masks. Then when I showed the waxes to everyone they, and I, unanimously agreed that my textured pieces would make great light fixtures.

Due to unavoidable circumstances (the intense need to see Wreck-It-Ralph) I was an hour late to my school, where I needed to specifically insert the stamp at 680. I asked a fellow classmate to put the kiln on hold at 600 for me, but unfortunately the kiln accidentally cancelled it's program, and so when I came in the kiln was at about 350. I assume this is why the base mold had a large crack in it, and the stamp mold cracked in two when I tried to pick it up. This is my own fault, but the piece still turned out!

The glass I measured out was 8.75" wide by 13.75" long. It seemed I completely messed up the length (it was too long, and thus too thick near the bottom), but the width worked perfectly!

My second stamp mold test and first attempt to create a mask / sconce.

My next attempt for making a sconce via stamp molding was less successful, and can be seen here.

November 17, 2012
Kiln 5

1) 10 hr ↑ 120º
2) 24 hr ↑ 600º
3) 26 hr @ 600º
4) 26:01 ↑ 680º
5) 26:16 @ 680º
6) 26:17 ↑ 850º
7) 26:22 @ 850º (I skipped after a few minutes)
8) 26:23 ↓ 516º
9) 36 hr @ 516º
10) 40 hr ↓ 390º
11) 41 hr ↓ 50º

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